American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Asia, Nepal, Kangchenjunga, North Face Solo Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 1988

Kangchenjunga, North Face Solo Attempt. Frenchman Eric Monier hoped to climb the north face of Kangchenjunga solo. He set out from Camp I at 5900 meters where the only other member of the party stayed. On April 24, the third day after leaving Camp I, he started from his bivouac at 6850 meters. At 7350 meters two toes became seriously frostbitten and he had to abandon his attempt. He began on the German route and then went over to the 1980 Japanese route.

Michael J. Cheney, Himalayan Club, and Elizabeth Hawley

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